Crossrail, opening fully in 2019, is new rail line linking Maidenhead in the West to Shenfield in the East, spanning London. Costing £14.5bn of public money this new rail line will not however be fully accessible to disabled and older people.
Seven of the stations, including four London stations, will not be stepfree to platform. Hanwell in Ealing, Seven Kings in Redbridge, Maryland and Manor Park in Newham, have no lifts planned. A further three outside London (Taplow, Iver and Langley) will be out of bounds to wheelchair users and other disabled people.
But making Crossrail stepfree would cost less than 0.2% of the £14.5 billion Crossrail budget.
We’re campaigning for a Crossrail which everyone can use with freedom and independence.
Day of Action on the 29th August!
11.30 – 1pm
Come to Crossrail’s offices at Canary Wharf and join us to call for a Crossrail we can all use.
One year on from the Paralympics, we’ll be holding our very own Legacy Torch Relay along the route of the Crossrail line.
Our Torchbearers will be travelling by public transport from West and East, and converging around 11.30am at Canary Wharf. There, we’ll ask Crossrail representatives to work with us for an accessible Crossrail.
Come to this unique event and:
- Cheer our Crossrail torchbearers as they arrive from Hanwell and Seven Kings, flying the flame for an inclusive railway
- Hear from disabled and older activists who’ve been working to make their local station stepfree
- Learn more about what Crossrail means for you and the campaign to make Crossrail fully stepfree
- Meet campaigners and speakers from national and local groups
- Get information about how you can take action to help ensure Crossrail is a transport legacy we can all use and London can be proud of.
Following the action, there will be a Pan London Mobility forum on Crossrail at City Hall. You must register in advance if you’d like to attend.
Support EDM 336!
Get your local MP to support EDM 336 which calls for a fully accessible Crossrail.